Make your home sustainable and more eco-friendly at Ecobuild 2014

The countdown to Ecobuild 2014 has begun – the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment which takes place 4-6 March at London’s ExCeL.

Perfect for those designing and building self sustaining, low carbon homes and those seeking inspiration for their first self build, Ecobuild 2014 will bring together thousands of green products and solutions as well as expert education and advice under one roof. Self builders and homemakers will learn all they need to know about making a striking eco-friendly and sustainable home.

Beautiful eco interiors
Visitors can check out the latest innovations to help create beautiful eco interiors, which not only reflect the environmental aspirations of a project, but also make the most of sustainable materials – from innovative, design-driven bathroom and kitchen solutions to lighting, wall coverings, tiles and flooring.

Making the most of renewables
As energy costs continue to rise, self builders should explore the benefits of the latest renewable technologies on show. Out on the show floor there are dozens of informative attractions and demonstrations to see. The Green Energy zone sponsored by Rexel will champion key energy issues, providing guidance and prac-tical advice on policy and legislation. This area will include a range of features on renewable energy, resource management and energy efficiency.

Ecobuild 2014 will represent a vast range of innovative solar solutions from on-roof, to semi-integrated to fully roof-integrated products, and feature the latest technologies from leading manufacturers. Self builders can also learn about the future of energy the reinvented Solar City in association with SMA Solar. Formerly known as the Solar Hub, Solar City will feature seminars and practical demonstrations covering all aspects of the solar PV market in the UK. Visitors can listen to live debates and practical case studies from industry experts.

If you are investigating self building your timber frame, dream home, come to Ecobuild 2014 to hear the latest thinking surrounding the versatility and sustainability credentials of timber, its use in both sustainable design and construction and as a source of renewable energy. Self builders will see new timber structures, wood windows and doors, glulam and cross laminated timber.

Ecobuild 2014 will also feature an unrivalled information programme, attracting over 600 speakers. At the heart of the programme is debate, learning and information exchange, led by internationally renowned academics, ministers, industry leaders and celebrity speakers. All speakers will now appear on the show floor and there will be two spectacular arenas to house the conference programme.

Over 100 industry experts, ministers and VIPs will take centre stage for Ecobuild’s acclaimed conference programme. Hosted in two Ecobuild Arenas on the show floor, the three-day conference programme will focus on topics relevant to the whole industry including developers, architects, contractors and housebuilders. The conference will cover a wide range of issues from energy policy and the future of our cities right down to the right way to deliver zero carbon homes and buildings that work as designed.

Topics include ‘Is green the right strategy for growth?’, ‘What sustainability expertise has the UK got to offer China?’, ‘Should minimum EPC standards be applied to all buildings?’ and ‘What is more effective – community energy solutions or the Green Deal?’

More reasons to visit Ecobuild 2014:

  • See, touch, play with and compare thousands of products all under one roof
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest news, legislation and training
  • Meet current and potential suppliers and ensure you’re getting the best deal

So, if you’re looking to build your dream home or have already started the process, get Ecobuild 2014 in your diary!